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One officer is killed and another is injured in Whittier shootout

One officer is killed and another is injured in Whittier shootout

By Tony Barboza and Richard WintonContact Reporters   One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said. The two officers were taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where one officer was pronounced dead, Corina said. The other is wounded officer is in stable condition. The […]

Pro Choice vs Life in Ventura County

Pro Choice vs Life in Ventura County

By George Miller and Deborah Baber Savalla This article contains both news and opinions   For years, we have seen or heard of protests of Planned Parenthood and abortion, usually held near the Ventura County Government Center and down nearby Ralston Street outside the Planned Parenthood office. There are sometimes just a few people. Occasionally […]

Oxnard Utility Rate Panel member finds major policy violations in City rate scenarios

Oxnard Utility Rate Panel member finds major policy violations in City rate scenarios

By George Miller Oxnard Utility Ratepayer Panel member, Moving Oxnard Forward leader and Haas Automation Controller Aaron Starr kept insisting upon the Panel’s legal right to obtain and work with the wastewater rate model developed by Oxnard Finance, Public Works and Carolla Engineers consultant Alexandre Bugsbee. The model is a complex Microsoft Excel “workbook” consisting of a […]

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Feb. 11-18) Week 4

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Feb. 11-18) Week 4

By Michael Hernandez Saturday, Feb. 11 (Day 23): California House Republicans want President to block high-speed  train All 14 California GOP House members, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao requesting that no further monies be granted to the California high-speed rail project until a full and […]

President Donald Trump speaks in Melbourne Florida — 2/18/2017

President Donald Trump speaks in Melbourne Florida — 2/18/2017

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Final scheduled Oxnard Wastewater Ratepayers Advisory Panel meeting Wed. 2-22-17

Final scheduled Oxnard Wastewater Ratepayers Advisory Panel meeting Wed. 2-22-17

By George Miller After several sometimes contentious, but very informative, meetings, the City wants to wrap up the Oxnard Wastewater Ratepayers Advisory Panel activities and get a vote on their final recommendations to City Council. Assistant City Manager Ruth Osuna tried to do a trial close on that at the last meeting on 2-15-17, but the […]

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

Oxnard Treasurer wants prior council review of accounts payable disbursements

George Miller So, here is a list   GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1)        GM348U GMCHECKS 2017-02-16 FNMACR (1) of Oxnard’s near-term accounts payable “warrants” (as opposed to checks. Do you know the difference*?).  So, why is this even “news” today? Well, for one thing, the City’s tight financial situation means that these are […]

Santa Paula: Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Meeting

Santa Paula: Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Meeting

By Sheryl Hamlin February 23, 2017: Santa Clara River Watershed Committee Meeting Location: 814 Main Street, Santa Paula, 9:00 am Representatives from United Water Conservation District and Calleguas Water will be speaking about new ideas for water in the county. Click here for the full agenda. Susan Mulligan from Calleguas recently spoke at Supervisor Bennett’s […]

Oxnard Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel digs in at 2-8-17 meeting

Oxnard Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel digs in at 2-8-17 meeting

By George Miller Panel hears Capital Improvement Proposals (CIP) Wastewater bonds BBB credit rating affirmed, with conditions Infrastructure fee status unresolved APWF charges unresolved Many panel questions answered, some still outstanding Staff still intends to present rate increase recommendations next week The Oxnard Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel held its third meeting  (Agenda) on 2-8-17. The […]

Oxnard staff proposes 6 Wastewater rate increase scenarios

Oxnard staff proposes 6 Wastewater rate increase scenarios

By George Miller Assistant City Manager Ruth Osuna released 6 proposed wastewater increase scenarios to the Utility Ratepayers Advisory Panel (URAP) on Monday 2-13-17.  The City (City management, Public Works and Finance) has been working on these since last fall, but the rate-setting process went into high gear this year. The Council selected the current Panel […]

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